The Awakening: Spring

Took note of these amazing flowers during an early morning walk. The earth once again has awakened and invites our senses visually and through delightful aromas to feel the renewal. Do you allow yourself to be reenergized by communing with nature regularly? Let us be grateful for this gift that is there for all of…

Seasoned black beans

Combined 1 can of drained black beans with 2 crushed gloves of garlic, 1/4 tsp curry and let it simmer 15 minutes on medium flame. Tossing every few minutes in a nonstick pan and served it with brown rice and steamed kale sprinkled with fresh lime juice  for a high fiber and protein ​ ​vegetarian…

The Power of Art

Some of the things I learned from my art class today to try for when creating art: Be child like and not childish about it See colors when listening to music Be fully human and in the moment Identify what I am focusing on in the painting I also learned that my style and preference…

Rainbow: Nature’s Mother’s Day Gift

Nature provided me with a gift at the beginning (lilacs in my backyard) and end of this special day. Looked out from my kitchen window early evening and caught this incredible view as a spectacular end to my day. (A double rainbow, no less). Fascinating how it is an optical illusion caused by water droplets….

Lilacs: Nature’s Gift

Amazing what this flower provides during such a short blooming season! Just what I needed Mother’s Day morning when I decided to stroll through my back yard after a long morning walk. This blooming bush caught my eye! See link for inspiration on its meaning and significance including the intoxicating fragrance and the relaxation it…

White Grape Juice Spritzer

Love the crisp and refreshing taste of unsweetened white grape juice when it’s chilled! Better yet, add equal parts of that to your favorite fruit flavored seltzer for a natural, (no added sugar) non alcoholic drink. Makes for a great antioxidant pick me up for such festive occasions as bridal showers or children’s’ birthday parties….

Turning Inconveniences into Opportunities 😀

Dreaded prep for a routine colonoscopy, especially the protocol which I was required to follow (including frequency and specified amounts of certain liquids to be ingested for an entire day, not to mention vague instructions for altering regular food intake for 3 days prior). All of this and ultimately hoping to get through anesthesia provided…